The 19th best athlete in Michigan History is...

Submitted by ItsHarambe on August 14th, 2016 at 11:04 PM

Sierra Romero


As a freshman in 2013, she was selected as the Big Ten Player of the Year and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year to accompany National Fastpitch Coaches Association Second Team All-American honors.

As a sophomore, Romero once again earned a first-team All-American selection and was again First Team All Big-Ten. She also earned her first Big Ten Triple Crown. 

As a sunior, Romero captured her third all-season honors, including the inaugural ESPNW's National Player of The Year. Romero achievedcareer highs in RBIs (Big Ten record), slugging percentage and stolen bases, while ranking top-5 in school batting average, on base percentage, home runs, bases on balls, runs, with 35 extra base hits. She also amassed a second conference Triple Crown. For the NCAA, she ranked top-5 in RBIs and on base percentage.

As a senior, Romero was awarded her third conference Player of The Year and First Team All-American honors. She was named USA Softball Collegiate Player of The Year along with winning the Honda Softball Award and the very first NFCA D1 Player of The Year award. She ranked top-5 in NCAA categories for RBIs and home runs.

Romero holds the Big Ten career Triple Crown, along with the sluggin percentage record, simultaneously leading all of the NCAA in runs scored and grand slams. Finally, she is one of eight NCAA players to hit .400 with 200 RBIs, 50 home runs and an .800 slugging percentage for her career.


Previous Posts: 

#20-Trey Burke

#21-Michael Phelps

#22 - Lamar Woodley

#24 - Benny Freidman

#25 - Anthony Thomas


Disclaimer: This is not my poll. This is a collection of polls taken by MGoUsers. If you're upset by these rankings, don't be. Everything is going to be okay. But feel free to let me know why I'm an idiot in the comment section. 


Go Blue



August 14th, 2016 at 11:12 PM ^

What an odd thing it is that a university that has featured scholarship athletics for over 100 years has, so far, had its "25 best" all play in the past 5-10 years. It's almost like all the voters were 25 years old or younger.


August 14th, 2016 at 11:42 PM ^

I guess we'll see how it turns out. I'll bet you anything that athletes that played VERY recently are massively over-represented. I can think of 11 basketball players off the top of my head better than Burke: Russell, Bunting, Wilmore, McGee, Green, Grant, Mills, Rice, Weber, Rose and Howard. And we haven't even started into football or hockey, baseball, swimming or track.


August 15th, 2016 at 7:00 AM ^

Whoa...I havent seen this in a couple of days.  Michael Phelps is the 21st best athlete in Michigan history, even though he mutilated every swim record known to mankind and with longevity that is unsurpasssed.  Crack is bad.  Please stop.  


August 15th, 2016 at 11:20 AM ^

It's a poll of a couple hundred members of a message board, some of whom didn't read the full post and only voted for football players because it's that time of the year. Not to mention a lot of people don't really consider Phelps a "UM athlete" since he never competed for Michigan and he never got a degree from the school. (smh if Jeter--who never enrolled--is on this list.)

In other words, chill.